NASA’s InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won’t Make It To Year’s End

NASA's InSight Dust-Choked Lander Likely Won't Make It To Year's End

NASA announced in May than its InSight Mars lander, a spacecraft that has spent nearly four years investigating Mars geology and seismic activity – would likely be cease scientific operations in mid-summer and shut down all operations by the end of the year, due to low power levels. Now the agency plans to expand Knowledge … Read more

NASA’s InSight gets a few extra weeks of Mars science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

NASA's InSight gets a few extra weeks of Mars science – NASA's InSight Mars Lander

InSight final selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this last selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered in far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, shortly after landing – or in its second selfie, made up of … Read more

Here’s the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

Here's the latest selfie from Fading InSight Mars Lander

NASA has shared the final self-portrait that will be taken by the InSight Mars lander, showing dust-covered solar panels that blend into the surrounding regolith. The InSight mission is scheduled to end this year, and the lander will need all of its remaining power to gather as much scientific data as possible. At a press … Read more

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

NASA officials announced at a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, after three years of scientific work on the Red Planet’s surface. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface, it collected remarkable data on the … Read more

NASA InSight records monster earthquake on Mars – NASA InSight Mars Lander

NASA InSight records monster earthquake on Mars – NASA InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Spectrogram of the Great Martian Earthquake: This spectrogram shows the largest earthquake ever detected on another planet. Estimated at a magnitude of 5, this earthquake was discovered by NASA’s InSight lander on May 4, 2022, the 1,222nd Martian day, or sol, of the mission. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ETH Zurich. Download picture › Estimated at a … Read more